I am a UX Researcher in Silicon Valley (tech sector) and have been in the industry for about 3 years. I plan to be the primary applicant for Express Entry. My academic and research background is in Psychology (cognitive science, research methods, human-computer interaction), NOT clinical or other applied behavior. I have a B.A and M.A in these areas from U.S. universities.
I have been researching NOC codes for my job profile which mainly involves user research (library research as well as interviews), data analysis (mostly qualitative), and writing reports/communicating results. I came across a close match for NOC (NOC- 4161) but not certain if it fits my job description. Is research in human-computer interaction and human-computer interfaces considered an applied science? What would you suggest is a close NOC for my academic background and work experience?
NOC 4161 Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers